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Increasing WR in the Long Run with BBs and CAs

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     This is my attempt to give back to the community and maybe help someone else. Special thanks to all those who have taught me whether they know it or they dont. 



     This guide is a guide not on how to better play a ship or a certain class, it is about becoming a better player. It is not about skill but about the thinking behind. It is an attempt to bracket my experience through stages and explaining each stage.



     These are the ingame preperations you should make.

               1)Turn on alternative battle interface which will show you shell flight time and didstance

               2) Make the minimap as large as possible.


Stage 1: I just downloaded the game:-

     You have just downloaded the game and are playing your first match. Don't learn to crawl before you learn to breathe. Focus on having fun and you will slowly get a grasp of the mechanics of the game. But please, learn to LOVE THE GAME.


Stage 2: I think there is a budding romance:-

      Watch youtube videos, preferably those more about content and less about humor or entertainment. Players like IChase, Flamu, Jingles are good for beginners. Listen to advice since no matter how much you think you understand the game, your limited experience means that 9/10 any advice given is gonna be beneficial to you, even so called bad advice to the average. This is if you are player with skill level 1 with average player base skill level 5, a skill level 2 advice is still better then a skill level 1 even though it is below average. Remember, at this stage you are still an infant, you should try and experience as many different things as possible and take in as much as you can to grow. Understand that people cussing you out is usually a sign that you are making a mistake. Take out the cuss words and see if you can gain any advice from it. 


Stage 3: Okay I think I am not a beginner but I am below average:-

       The stage 2 advice still holds for this stage. Additionally I want you to push in more, even if it seems suicide unless a better player tells you not to. This is because I want you to over-extend rather then under-extend. The thinking behind it is something I learned from golf coaches. In putting, it is preferable for a beginner to overshoot in a putt then undershoot since overshooting will allow you to see your limits and have a better grasp of the field then undershooting. Thus I want you to overextend and get yourself killed. THIS WILL TANK YOUR WR AND WTR HOPEFULLY. I want you to continue to be aggressive for at least 200 games. This would hopefully teach you the limits of your ship and how to survive in unwanted situations. Slowly after 200 games tone down on the aggressiveness, start to try and survive a bit more, slowly and surly pull back on the overextend.


        Simple advice to give at this stage

                 1) HE spam in CA and AP spam in BB. Yes there are situations where switching ammo works but for now focus on how to use the bread and butter of each ship.

                  2) It is never too early to learn about positioning. Start paying attention to the minimap. Make it a habit.

                  3) having fun is not an excuse to stay in this stage. Usually people in this stage are making obvious mistakes that would be commented on by other players. Learn from it while you keep having fun.


Stage 4: YAY IM AVERAGE (and/or close or green wtr):-

         Now you are an average player. You are at this stage making mistakes less. The mistakes you make are mostly due to over-extension rather then under-extension. This is important, if you are under extending more then you are overextending go back to stage 3. I rather you know your limits of a ship then not now your limits, and the best way to learn is through trial and error. The usual metric to go by is go to warships today, compare the average damage/winrate to average survival rate. I want your average survival rate to be lower or equal to average of the server shown. Now the preface of this part is over lets get to the main part.

       Start playing the other classes of ship and see how they work. Learn what they like and what they dislike. The difference between many average players and above average players is target selection and positioning. This comes down to mini map awareness, positioning, experience with other classes of ship and overall experience of the game. 

       Analyse on how you can do better. Try not to blame the team. You cannot change the team but you can change yourself. Ask yourself how you could have survived better. Maybe you should have pushed in less, maybe you should have shot another player. Did you use up all your heals in the game? Was there a shot you missed that you could have hit? learn from all these mistakes.

      Knowing which advice to take is now harder since statistically speaking only 50% of advice is beneficial to you. A good indicator is to take advice, no matter how much it seems to be countering your logic from someone with a significant win rate or wtr above you. This is usually because they have an understanding of mechanics that you do not. Yes some people farm wtr but more often then not they got there with their own skills. You can check their average tier to see if they got there seal clubbing or not.

      Also experiment with different Ammos.


Stage 5: Im now blue, blue bababeedam bamdiumbiamba:-

      Not all youtube videos are created equal. Learn from the better ones and watch for enjoyment the others. You will naturally know which ones you have risen above and which ones you still need to learn from. Trust yourself.  

      Try and division with other better player and learn from them. Keep improving. You got to blue and thus you should know your stuff. Most purple players I know are usually willing to play with dark blue or light blue players. If you cant find anyone feel free to division with members of the Night Owl, (shameless clan promotion). Remember to keep your chat open and see if you can get advice from others. Usually the advice wont work but once in a while you get a uni-cum player commenting on your play harshly or not and you can improve. Always look and see if you could have contributed more for the team, did you use all heals? did you hit all vital shots? If not improve. Dont blame the team cuz you cant change them, change yourself.



         -(but try and be at least average)



Special Thanks-

Thank you for all players who have criticized me, no matter the language used or harshness, when I made a mistake. Special thanks to YourACTScore, LordBenjamin, NTLR, o_JMack_o, and other memebers of the NO for playing with me and teaching me during ranked and random. Thanks to Flamu, KamiSamurai, Ichase, Phildaily, Noster, and other youtubers for keeping me interested and teaching me the game.



A little bit about the Author-

BB main with a special emphasis on stealth Missouri and Monty. Played all BBs except the new British line and the GK. have completed both the IJN and USN line for cruisers and is now on the tier 8 for British and Russian while tier 9 on the German.

Stat wise

Last 430 days solo I have played          1184 cruisers and 2082 BB games with a win rate of 53.72% (1223 WTR) CA and 56.48% (1218 WTR) BB at an average tier of 7.3.

Last 90 days solo I have played            244 cruisers and 496    BB games with a win rate of 56.56%  (1324WTR)CA and  59.27%   (1272WTR) BB at an average tier of 7.4 CA and 8.8 BB.

These are used for your convenience to judge how much I know I am talking about.



   It is your choice to take the advice (good or bad I do not know, though it is good advice in my opinion) and thus I would not be arguing in the comments but would still pop in time to time to do some clarification. 



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This section would be going into Trading and what is a good trade and what is not once I get home




Also message me if you want to division with me or members of the Night Owl Clan :3

Edited by holycrazyasian

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The extra bit I'd put in there would be to spend a few seconds at the start of a match looking at the map and thinking of the DD situation.  Will there be a lot of stealth torps?  If there are... stay on your toes.  You don't want to wait until torps are detected to notice there is a division of Kamikaze R's in the match.


My rough steps.

1. Learn how to drive. (not broadside in a straight line)

2. Aim & Shoot

3. Situational awareness between Aiming & Shooting

4. Pre-planning your game at the start, where do you want to go?   Egress method if it's a bad idea?

5. Coordination with buddies.

Edited by LordBenjamin

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On 9/12/2017 at 1:08 PM, holycrazyasian said:

3) having fun is not an excuse to stay in this stage. Usually people in this stage are making obvious mistakes that would be commented on by other players. Learn from it while you keep having fun.

Still want to have fun but you have to take other players comments with a grain of salt. Some are truly trying to help. Many others are just self-important a-holes that think anyone not doing exactly what is best for them at that moment is totally screwing up and has no business playing the game. Need a thick skin and a good filter to pull out the gems and evaluate what you actually did wrong and what you could do better.


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